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In times of conflict or peace, the Royal Navy is key to the prosperity of Britain and the stability of the high seas. Explore our role on the global stage.

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Submariners are celebrating 50 years of continuous nuclear deterrent patrols. Picture: LPhot Ben Shread

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HMS Protector helps Antarctic scientists begin five-year mission to study sea levels

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Latest Events

Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

St Albans Charity Concert

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Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Frome RNA Charity Concert

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Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Basingstoke Charity Concert

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Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Exmouth Pavilion Concert

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DEPLOYED UNITS

support for families

Deployments can be a challenging time for the families left behind. This is why we do everything we can to help you and your loved one prepare. Take a look at the resources and guidance available to you. 

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HMS Protector (A173)

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HMS Chiddingfold (Crew 2)

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HMS Ledbury (M30)

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539 Assault Squadron

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HMS Enterprise

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HMS Northumberland (F238)

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HMS Echo

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Reservists Maritime Reserves

With a total of 42 Units located in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Maritime Reserves current strength is 2770. The Maritime Reserve covers a broad spectrum of employment with 6 branches open to Reservists.

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OUR CAPABILITY

versatile strength

The Royal Navy’s capability is among the most impressive in the world. What does it take to bring it to life? People of the highest calibre. And some of the most powerful equipment on the planet. Explore the specialist skills and gear behind our operational effectiveness.

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LIFELONG SKILLS

rewarding careers

Jobs in the Royal Navy take discipline and determination. You give a lot, but you get a lot in return. Like the skills to stand you in good stead during your time with us – and beyond. 

Hospitality

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Mine Warfare Specialist

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Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) (Submariner)

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Systems Engineer Officer (RFA)

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Chef Apprentice (RFA)

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Cadet Systems Engineer Officer (RFA)

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Marine Engineer Officer Submariner

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OUR ORGANISATION

one navy

The Royal Navy is made up of five arms. The might of ships in the Surface Fleet, the aerial strength that is the Fleet Air Arm, the covert Submarine Service, the elite and amphibious Royal Marines, and the civilian fleet central to our effectiveness, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.